Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It Begins...

Sequential Salon part 1 from Jeff Brady on Vimeo.

Here are the first 30 (edited) minutes of the Sequential Salon meet-up from 04 April 2009. The meeting lasted about 4.5 hours. I'm in the process of editing the rest of the footage. Note: This is not exciting to watch.

Sequential Salon

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bear with me, folks...

I'm noodling around, learning some video editing software. It's taking me some time; I just figured out how to put titles up on the screen. Hopefully some video of the last session will be up next weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Demon Hunter Kain: More Concept Art

On the journey to produce my Demon Hunter Kain web comic I have, once again, fallen victim to writer’s block. So I’ve returned to drawing in hopes that it’ll give me a better feel for the characters and their world.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Quotes on Comics

Quotes on Comics is an interesting little site which collects various quotes about the comics medium. What's neat about it is you can click a link and find where the quote originated from.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Kinokuniya Bookstore in Manhattan

A few months ago I went to Kinokuniya Bookstore at Rockefellar Center, to purchase some manga and also to check out that fancy Kurutoga pencil that Jeff mentioned. I walked up 49th Street and when I hit 5th Avenue I realized I passed it. I walked back. Waitaminute, WHERE IS KINOKUNIYA? It was gone, no sign, nothing. I found out later it moved to a new location in October, how dare they!

Well, all is forgiven because when I visited the new store in March it was amazing. Three full floors all shiny and brand new. Notable additions are the in-store cafe, Zaiya and a cool painted mural by "Slam Dunk" and "Vagabond" manga artist Takehiko Inoue.

For those unfamiliar with the bookstore, it not only sells Japanese books but has a good selection of English language books (mostly concerning Japanese culture of course). They also have various sundries from Japan such as toys, office and art supplies, cds, dvd, shirts, housewares, etc. Of course, in the end, it's all about the manga.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10018
Between 40th and 41st Street across from Bryant Park
Tel 212-869-1700

Closest trains are BDFV


Note: When I tried to return the Kurutoga pencil, Kinokuniya said that they do not do refunds only exchanges and only for items from the same department. So I couldn't exchange the pencil for a book but maybe a pen? It's a very Japanese policy but dangit this is America!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Photo Reference for Comics

Photo-reference-for-comic-artists.com. As the name states this is a photo reference site aimed for comic artists. The website seems to be growing steadily and has a good range of different poses, body types and props. Although this is a paid site, the thumbnails provided are adequate enough for quick reference. They also give out some free sample images like the one above.

Thanks Alex for pointing out this site.